The Dead Zone

Season 5 Episode 11

The Hunting Party

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 27, 2006 on USA
8.9
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Johnny tries to thwart the assassination of the Vice President and protect the man that Janus' secret conspiracy has set up to take the blame, but it soon becomes clear that Janus has his own plans to assure Stillson's ascension to the White House.

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  • Finally it's all coming together now. President Stillson is soon to come...

    10
    Wow this was a great episode. So Greg is likely to make it to Vice President status and once he is Vice President it is almost impossible to stop him from becoming president. So what will Johnny do? I don't know, and i wonder what sort of part Johnny will play in the upcoming armageddon. I thought this was a really exciting episode and it really put season 6 on track. Season 5 went a litle off track but this episode brought it back. When the Dead Zone has a good episode it is so enjoyable. This episode really deepens the mystery around the end of the world vision that Johnny has. I am so excited i really want to know what is going to happen in season 6. They have said the end is coming, so it must be near now. And so far Johnny has not stopped it. I really have to say for the most part this has been a great season. This episode has the same idea as the President Kennedy assination, and it kept me guessing until the end. It is becoming clearer now what all this is leading upto. I am so looking forwards to season 6...moreless
  • This clearly became my favorite episode of the fifth season and probably of the whole series. It completes a big portion of the story. Many details had already been revealed, but these are the most important.moreless

    10
    These is a really great episode. I've already watched it four times. I love it. Many details like how is the apocalypse going to happen (with the polymer created by johnny's student), probably when (12/31/...), that there will be survivors (like johnny himself) and obviously that Stillson's the cause of it; had already been revealed. But here is the whole picture. This episode teels it all: the causes of it, the reasons, Stillson's new role (vice-president), and finally, the proposition to be the third ruler of the kingdom. It's just perfect. The only sad thing is what they did in the first of the sixth season. it really messed up everything.moreless
  • To avoid the apocalypse, Johnny Smith must stop the vicepresident's assesination attempt.

    9.6
    Overall, this was a very interesting season ending, giving the main ark of The Dead Zone an intereting direction after Janus' proposal to Johnny.

    The episode was well written, acted and directed. As time goes by, Malcolm Janus becomes a more interesting villain, keeping at the same time the mystery that surrounds hm.

    The plot was simply terrific and thoughtful, the use of Marshall Frost as a Lee Harvey Oswald -like scapegoat was excellent and the idea of killing the president on a hunting trip, a la Dick Cheney, shows that the writers made their homework.

    Great way to finish the season. This cliffhanger makes me think in a lot of possibilities. I can't wait for the new season.moreless
  • Finally back to the story. I hope this continues.

    8.3
    This was deffinently one of the better episodes this season, although that is not saying much. This episode was good because it finally got back to the main story line. It seems like most of the episodes this season were off in some other show. It was sad that Dead Zone started doing so many fillers. But this episode got them back on track, and hopefully it will continue this way in the next season. I liked the Frost guy, and thought he was a good character. So, all in all, a good way to end a pretty lousy season.moreless
  • Back to the issue at hand and enough of the nonsense of this 5th season.

    7.7
    Well, it seems that Johnny Smith is back and his arch-nemesis, Greg "Moriarity" Stillson is walking the fine 'gray' line of morality once more. After hair-brained plot after hair-brained plot, the fifth season has finally produced an episode of value, quality and significance to the over all arc of the series.



    This show is definitely on its last legs and the creative team should take note and send the show out on a high point should they get the chance to do a sixth season. Deliver on the final showdown before it is too late. There really is no stretching this series out any further. It must be brought to a resolution...C'mon, Johnny NEVER would have thrown away his cane as he did in the previous season.



    This show pooched along time ago and they need to save it if it goes to a sixth season.moreless
Jason Schombing

Jason Schombing

Marshall Frost

Guest Star

Miranda Frigon

Miranda Frigon

Kendra Crowe

Guest Star

Richard Zeman

Richard Zeman

The Wolf

Guest Star

Bill Mondy

Bill Mondy

Deputy Roscoe

Recurring Role

Sean Patrick Flanery

Sean Patrick Flanery

Greg Stillson

Recurring Role

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